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Spring Ahead


The days are getting longer which means spring is finally here! Though it’s a bit early to start opening all the windows, it is a perfect time of year to go through your home and give it a good clean. Don’t think of this as a daunting task -- the end result is sure to leave you feeling refreshed… just like the start of a new season!

Flip || This is something that most of us are probably guilty of never doing, but it is an important and quick way to give your furniture a refresh. Go through your home and flip the cushions on all your furniture (even the ones that aren’t often used). Upholstery can fade over time especially in rooms that receive a lot of sunlight. Flipping the cushions regularly will ensure the color will fade evenly while also redistributing the filling. Your mattress also should be either flipped or rotated depending on the type of mattress. For two-sided traditional inner spring mattresses only: flip AND rotate to minimize body impressions. For one-sided traditional inner spring & latex foam mattresses: rotate periodically but do NOT flip. Rotating will equalize wear.

Polish || With a clean, white cotton cloth dust all surfaces before polishing to ensure no stray pieces scratch the surface when you start polishing. Be mindful that different finishes and materials require different types of polish. For instance, if you have glass or acrylic tables you want to use warm, soapy water free of any chemicals whereas wood and hardware require something a little more abrasive. Vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, and turpentine are all great cleansers that will leave a nice sheen without posing a health hazard in your home.

 

Condition || Just like your own skin, your leather furniture must be cleaned and conditioned as well. Due to leather’s porous nature, it is extremely prone to environmental toxins such as human and pet oils, which can lead to permanent discoloration and eventual cracking. Invest in a quality cleanser and conditioner for your leather furniture and avoid any products containing silicon as it has been known to desiccate the leather.


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